Sri Lanka: Sirisena Pays Last Respects To Maestro W D Amaradeva


The casket carrying the remains of Maestro W D Amaradeva was placed at a special platform at the Independence Squire by Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena and other high dignitaries on Friday, thus marking the highest tribute paid to an artist in Sri Lanka.

After placing the body for public homage, President Sirisena paid his last respects to the departed friend.

Amaradeva was a Sri Lankan vocalist, violinist and composer who primarily used traditional instruments, and whose contribution to the development of Sinhala music as unmatched.

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